Blackout. [Follow The White Rabbit] constitutes itself as an exercise in imagining justice and freedom in an idealistic and at the same time ironic manner opposite the social and political reality of the last years, especially in the fragile democracies of Eastern Europe, and not only.
The deep permeation of corruption in today’s society, the lack of moral values and the promotion of imposture with the purpose of control become key-elements which progressively destroy societies and endanger the future of generations. When justice becomes discretionary and power becomes abusive – all people all equal but some are more equal than others. Daily reality becomes a mental prison for the ordinary man, and the physical prison the only legitimate place for those who make their own law. All these actions bring to the contemporary man an experience which I see similar to a blackout. This blackout appears a as a disconnection from normality, like a short circuit in the life you were prepared to live, having learned the difference between good and evil, right and wrong. Follow The White Rabbit (with a link to the Matrix) is the only possible action after waking up from the blackout, namely a search for an intuitive escape from the matrix that holds you prisoner. One acts organically, listening to one’s intuition and following the signs which will get you out of regression and decline.
Blackout. [Follow The White Rabbit] starts conceptually from the most important events of my natal country – Romania in the last 30 years, (but not only), outlining the premises of a society caught at its boiling point in which social inequalities push people towards civic acts of rebellion. The exhibition is constituted as a space of reflection about freedom, truth, peace, war, death, life and last but not least the history that seems to repeat itself.
The pictures that reflect the Romanian Revolution of 1989 are made by Nicu Cherciu and Răzvan Rotta.
The pictures that illustrate the protests of Bucharest January 2018 belong to Euronews.
NEW NOW art space Frankfurt